Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
Back to your bike. Was it new last year or what mileage?
Unless you prepared it for storage with full tank and fuel stabilizer I would not try to start it, not even turn on the ignition without checking the tank. If there is any chance there is rust I would drain/ siphon out as much fuel as possible, remove the tank, then the fuel pump and inspect. Depending on what you find then decide if all is well and clean the pump strainer filter and put all back together or if not well report back for more suggestions. By not running the pump you will prevent it form a lot of muck being sucked into the pump and possibly plugging up the pump high pressure filter.
With the tank off do all the maintenance items that may be due or at least check the plugs, air filter … Note: Sometimes critters like to make their home in the filter.
Valve check due by any chance? You are halfway there already.
Is the coolant due, goes hand in hand with the valve check because the front cylinder is best accessed with the radiator removed.
Other than that I would check common sense items and ride it. You will see if there is anything else amiss.
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